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  RAPTR UNVEILS ONE-CLICK LIVE BROADCASTING WITH NEW TWITCH FUNCTIONALITY
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07/19/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

San Francisco – July 18, 2013 – Raptr, the leading community for gamers, has integrated Twitch live broadcasting features into the Raptr Desktop App. Starting today, Raptr users can quickly and easily broadcast their gaming experiences directly to Twitch without the need for any additional software. The feature is now available through the Raptr Desktop App for PC at http://raptr.com/download.

“A goal of Twitch is to be wherever gamers are, whether it’s on laptops and handheld devices or integrated into gaming consoles and software,” said Emmett Shear, Twitch CEO. “By bringing live streaming functionality at the touch of a button to the Raptr Desktop App, it’s one more step in achieving this ubiquity for our brand while attracting a new batch of broadcasters from Raptr’s passionate community.”

Raptr’s innovative Desktop App serves as an in-game gateway to the web, allowing players to have a seamless experience simultaneously playing games and accessing web content and Raptr-exclusive tools. Using the Twitch widget in the Raptr Desktop App, Raptr users can broadcast live streams of hundreds of games to the Twitch community, including integrated chat functionality, and share them via Facebook, Twitter and the Raptr community.

“Twitch is the biggest destination for live gaming entertainment, so our partnership collectively brings together more than 50 million gamers to share and discuss the games they love,” said Dennis Fong, Raptr CEO and co-founder. “We’re always discovering new and unique ways to connect players, and this is the perfect opportunity for gamers to showcase their gamer rep.”

To start livestreaming on Raptr, please visit http://raptr.com/download.

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About Raptr

Raptr is the leading community for gamers, with more than 18 million users. Gamers love using Raptr to connect with all things gaming, to track their gameplay activity, build their gaming rep to see how they stack up against friends, and earn rewards for playing games on console and PC. Over 40 game publishers use Raptr's Community Platform to connect with Raptr users and build a vibrant fan base around their games. Created in 2007 by a world-class team led by CEO and founder Dennis Fong (co-founder of Xfire, Lithium, and Gamers.com), Raptr has raised more than $27 million in funding from investors Accel Partners, Founder’s Fund, DAG Ventures, and Tenaya Capital. For more information about Raptr, please visit http://raptr.com.

About Twitch

Twitch is the world’s leading video platform and community for gamers. More than 35 million gamers gather every month on Twitch to broadcast, watch and chat about gaming. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for leading video game broadcasters including casual gamers, pro players, tournaments, leagues, developers and gaming media organizations. Twitch is leading a revolution in the gaming community, working to create a participatory experience that transcends gameplay. Learn more at  http://twitch.tv.